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A minty, fun and festive dessert dip for the holidays. This easy Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball will have your party guests coming back for more.

Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball

Easy 5 ingredient dessert for the holidays. This minty, fun and festive Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball will be a hit with your guests.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 328kcal
Author Darlene Kratz


  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed Holiday Mint M&Ms + more whole M&Ms for covering cheese ball (1 bag is plenty)


  • Using a mixer on medium speed, cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy.
  • Slowly add in the powered sugar and the peppermint extract and mix until smooth.
  • Fold in crushed M&M candies.
  • Line a small bowl with plastic wrap and place dip into the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  • Carefully remove cheese ball from bowl and place onto a plate.
  • Right before serving, cover with M&Ms by gently pressing them into the cheese ball.


Serve this Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball with graham crackers or your favorite selection of cookies.
This would also be great made with White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms


Calories: 328kcal